Because Gilmore was a top-10 pick back in 2012, his fifth-year option will be based on transition tender for his position, which would be the average salary for the top-10 cornerback last year.
It’s worth mentioning that this tender is guaranteed for injury only, and won’t prevent them from working out a long-term contract extension in the coming months.
Gilmore, 24, still has another year remaining on his four-year, $12.084 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $2,037,839 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Gilmore appeared in 14 games and recorded 46 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 26 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.